Elections 2013

    From the  Registrar of Voters.

    San Bernardino City USD
    230/230 100.00%
    Vote Count Percent
    KAISAR AHMED 3,322 12.12%
    DANNY TILLMAN 5,543 20.22%
    SONIA FERNANDEZ 2,783 10.15%
    BARBARA FLORES 5,483 20.00%
    JOE NAVARRO 1,187 4.33%
    ABIGAIL M. MEDINA 4,506 16.43%
    JUDI PENMAN 4,596 16.76%
    Total 27,420 100.00%


    SB City- Mayor
    166/166 100.00%
    Vote Count Percent
    RICHARD T. CASTRO 745 6.68%
    MATT KORNER 245 2.20%
    CHAS A. KELLEY 531 4.76%
    RICK AVILA 1,307 11.71%
    CAREY DAVIS 2,614 23.42%
    H. W. NICKEL 900 8.06%
    WENDY J. MCCAMMACK 2,750 24.64%
    KARMEL ROE 231 2.07%
    RIKKE VAN JOHNSON 1,205 10.80%
    Total 11,161 100.00%


    SB City Ward 1- City Council
    36/36 100.00%
    Vote Count Percent
    JOHN J. ABAD 205 21.53%
    CASEY DAILEY 212 22.27%
    VIRGINIA MARQUEZ 535 56.20%
    Total 952 100.00%


    SB City Ward 2- City Council
    14/14 100.00%
    Vote Count Percent
    BENITO J. BARRIOS 549 55.23%
    ROBERT JENKINS 445 44.77%
    Total 994 100.00%


    SB City Ward 4- City Council
    36/36 100.00%
    Vote Count Percent
    FRED SHORETT 1,332 48.02%
    KATHY PINEGAR 587 21.16%
    ANTHONY JONES 855 30.82%
    Total 2,774 100.00%


    SB City- Recall James F. Penman Question
    166/166 100.00%
    Vote Count Percent
    YES 6,601 59.75%
    NO 4,447 40.25%
    Total 11,048 100.00%


    SB City- To Succeed James F. Penman
    166/166 100.00%
    Vote Count Percent
    GARY D. SAENZ 5,046 56.53%
    TIM PRINCE 3,880 43.47%
    Total 8,926 100.00%


    SB City Ward 3- Recall John Valdivia Question
    26/26 100.00%
    Vote Count Percent
    YES 364 37.41%
    NO 609 62.59%
    Total 973 100.00%


    SB City Ward 3- To Succeed John Valdivia
    26/26 100.00%
    Vote Count Percent
    ROXANNE WILLIAMS 496 100.00%
    Total 496 100.00%


    SB City Ward 7- Recall Wendy J. McCammack Question
    17/17 100.00%
    Vote Count Percent
    YES 1,256 57.09%
    NO 944 42.91%
    Total 2,200 100.00%


    SB City Ward 7- To Succeed Wendy J. McCammack
    17/17 100.00%
    Vote Count Percent
    NICK GONZALEZ 254 13.62%
    JOSHUA D. WILLIAMSON 141 7.56%
    MICHAEL ”MIKE” THOMAS 407 21.82%
    PAUL W. SANBORN 300 16.09%
    JIM MULVIHILL 763 40.91%
    Total 1,865 100.00%


    San Bernardino City USD
    12/230 5.22%
    Vote Count Percent
    KAISAR AHMED 1,801 11.94%
    DANNY TILLMAN 3,103 20.56%
    SONIA FERNANDEZ 1,625 10.77%
    BARBARA FLORES 3,030 20.08%
    JOE NAVARRO 607 4.02%
    ABIGAIL M. MEDINA 2,348 15.56%
    JUDI PENMAN 2,575 17.07%
    Total 15,089 100.00%


    SB City- Mayor
    0/166 0.00%
    Vote Count Percent
    RICHARD T. CASTRO 411 7.08%
    MATT KORNER 115 1.98%
    CHAS A. KELLEY 343 5.91%
    RICK AVILA 647 11.15%
    CAREY DAVIS 1,227 21.14%
    H. W. NICKEL 475 8.18%
    WENDY J. MCCAMMACK 1,459 25.14%
    KARMEL ROE 117 2.02%
    RIKKE VAN JOHNSON 653 11.25%
    Total 5,804 100.00%


    SB City Ward 1- City Council
    0/36 0.00%
    Vote Count Percent
    JOHN J. ABAD 112 22.05%
    CASEY DAILEY 106 20.87%
    VIRGINIA MARQUEZ 290 57.09%
    Total 508 100.00%


    SB City Ward 2- City Council
    0/14 0.00%
    Vote Count Percent
    BENITO J. BARRIOS 292 52.14%
    ROBERT JENKINS 268 47.86%
    Total 560 100.00%


    SB City Ward 4- City Council
    0/36 0.00%
    Vote Count Percent
    FRED SHORETT 694 44.86%
    KATHY PINEGAR 364 23.53%
    ANTHONY JONES 489 31.61%
    Total 1,547 100.00%


    SB City- Recall James F. Penman Question
    0/166 0.00%
    Vote Count Percent
    YES 3,418 59.60%
    NO 2,317 40.40%
    Total 5,735 100.00%


    SB City- To Succeed James F. Penman
    0/166 0.00%
    Vote Count Percent
    GARY D. SAENZ 2,579 55.27%
    TIM PRINCE 2,087 44.73%
    Total 4,666 100.00%


    SB City Ward 3- Recall John Valdivia Question
    0/26 0.00%
    Vote Count Percent
    YES 200 36.04%
    NO 355 63.96%
    Total 555 100.00%


    SB City Ward 3- To Succeed John Valdivia
    0/26 0.00%
    Vote Count Percent
    ROXANNE WILLIAMS 280 100.00%
    Total 280 100.00%


    SB City Ward 7- Recall Wendy J. McCammack Question
    0/17 0.00%
    Vote Count Percent
    YES 574 55.95%
    NO 452 44.05%
    Total 1,026 100.00%


    SB City Ward 7- To Succeed Wendy J. McCammack
    0/17 0.00%
    Vote Count Percent
    NICK GONZALEZ 118 13.83%
    MICHAEL ”MIKE” THOMAS 174 20.40%
    PAUL W. SANBORN 140 16.41%
    JIM MULVIHILL 344 40.33%
    Total 853 100.00%

    Finally!  Today is the San Bernardino Primary Municipal Election and the Special Municipal Election regarding the Recall.


    The Primary Municipal Election is for Mayor, 1st Ward, 2nd Ward and Fourth Ward Council Members.

    The Recall Election is for Third Ward and Seventh Ward Council Members, and City Attorney.

    Also, there is a school board (aka Board of Trustees) election for the San Bernardino City Unified School District election, wherein three positions will be elected.

    In the Mayoral, 1st Ward, and Fourth Ward elections, if no one receives a majority of votes, there will be a General Municipal Election in February (known colloquially as a run-off) between the top two candidates.  There will also be a Special Municipal Election in February for the vacant Fifth Ward Common Council seat.

    If the Third Ward Council Member, Seventh Ward or City Attorney are recalled, they will be removed from office upon certification of the election.

    If there is a winner in any Primary election, and no need for a General Municipal Election, the winner will not be sworn in until March when the existing terms expire.


    I have no personal knowledge of the Chas Kelley and Robert Jenkins cases (yes, I know that “hearsay and conjecture are KINDS of evidence”), and I will leave it to others to speculate.  Here, however, is a mailer sent by the “California Homeowners Association Not Authorized by Any Candidate or Committee Controlled By A Candidate”

    I would assume its arrival was a coincidence, but it may turn out to be the biggest waste of money ever spent in a mayoral campaign.

    The implications of these events is going to be monumental, whether the charges are true or they are untrue.

    The truth is that the sadness that has overtaken San Bernardino is going to get worse before it gets better.

    I was emailed this link to a YouTube playlist from San Bernardino Generation Now featuring all of the San Bernardino Mayoral Candidates in the November 5, 2013 San Bernardino Primary Municipal Election.  They are from the October 1, 2013 forum at Valley College.  I think it is the opening statements from each of the candidates.  The video can be shaky at the beginning, so be warned.

    It is interesting to see that as of this posting, the videos have received the following views, with Carey Davis having the most:

    Once again, this site is neutral in this race.  This information is provided as a public service to voters so that they may make an informed choice in voting.  The hyperpartisans will see bias, always against their side, which shows that I am doing the right thing.

    The Form 460s due in late September for the period of July 1, 2013 to September 21, 2013 have been posted on the City of San Bernardino website.

    The Form 460 for City Attorney James F. Penman is from the Penman for City Attorney 2015 committee. It was received on September 23, 2013 at 3:52 p.m.  In that time period, City Attorney James F. Penman received $7,679 in monetary contributions, with $12,179 in year-t0-date contributions.  No loans were received during this period, but $32,000 in loans were received year to date. Additionally, the Committee also received $3,218.72 in non-monetary contributions, with $4,118.72 total year-t0-date.

    At the same time City Attorney James F. Penman made $2,970.97 in payments during the filing period, with $7,652.43 year to date.  The committee also made $11,400 in loans.  There were $3,218.72 in non-monetary adjustments during the filing period, and $4,118.72 in non-monetary adjustments year-to-date.

    Current cash for City Attorney James F. Penman’s committee was $3,921.29, which along with the $7,679 in cash receipts during the period and miscellaneous increases to cash of $669.30, and subtracting cash payments of $2,970.97, left a cash balance of $9,298.62.  The committee also had cash equivalents of $11,400, and outstanding debts of $32,000.


    Form 460 requires candidates to report contributions of $100 or over, either in single transactions or cumulative year to date, or per election to date if required.

    Here are the contributors during the period to City Attorney James F. Penman

    On August 7, 2013, law firm Gresham Savage Nolan & Tilden, long-time law firm with roots going back to San Bernardino City Attorney William Guthriecontributed $2,500, with a cumulative amount of $6,000 for this calendar year, and $2,500 towards the 2013 election.

    On August 30, 2013, Johnie Carnell, who is listed with a Highland address and as a hairstylist at Trendsetters salon in San Bernardino donated $100.

    Robert Matich, who is listed with a Newport Beach address, and as an officer of Matich Corporation, the long-time engineering contractors, and longtime political supporters, donated $2,000 on September 10, 2013.

    ABO Enterprises, Inc., with a San Bernardino address, donated $1,000 on September 18, 2013. In this earlier piece, Jack Katzman of ABO Enterprises, Inc. was listed as a sponsor of an October 2, 2013 fundraiser. According to a press release found online dated February 22, 2012, A:

    ABO Enterprises, Inc. manages 600 office buildings in the Inland Empire.  Leasing opportunities range from 200 to 150,000 square feet.  They include the Town and Country Center formerly the Gateway Center complex on South E Street in San Bernardino to executive office buildings.  ABO Enterprises has office buildings in Riverside, San Bernardino, Highland, Yucaipa, Grand Terrace, Redlands, Rialto, Fontana, Colton, Moreno Valley and many other cities in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.

    Next listed is Bates Auto Body of San Bernardino.  On September 18, 2013, Bates Auto Body gave the campaign $1,000.  Their Facebook page says they are family owned, and located on Mill Street in San Bernardino.

    On September 18, 2013, Mabel Biddinger, who is listed as retired, donated $100. She is listed online as a member of the San Bernardino City Libary Foundation.  Mike Hartley of San Bernardino, listed as a consultant at Hartley Consulting donated $250 on the same date.

    Additionally, unitemized ($99 or less) contributions of $729 are listed.  If they each gave $99, that’s slightly more than seven.  So, it’s a number between 8 and 729.

    Schedule B Part 1 lists an outstanding balance of $32,000 in loans from James F. Penman to James F. Penman campaigns incurred between 2002 and 2006 from earlier campaigns.

    Schedule C shows nonmonetary contributions in this period of $3,218.72 contributed by the Committee for Integrity, FPPC ID 971747, with a year-to-date contribution of 4,118.72, with only $3,218.72 attributable to this election.

    The description for this period is “Petition gathering is [sic] support of James F. Penman against recall.”

    Schedule E shows payments made. James F. Penman was paid $73 for candidate travel, lodging and/or meals.  Council member and Mayoral candidate Wendy McCammack was reimbursed for domain names in the amount of $194.95, and the Central Labor Council of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties was paid $225 for a meeting or appearance.  Chris Jones Consulting of Newcastle, California was paid $1,500 as a campaign consultant.  Express Printing & Signs, of San Bernardino and owned by council member and Mayoral candidate Wendy McCammack was paid $215.54 for fundraising event(s).  A second payment of $669.10 was paid to Express Printing & Signs, of San Bernardino was paid for fundraising event(s).

    Schedule H lists an outstanding balance of $11,400 on a loan from the Committee for Integrity originally incurred on 2/14/2001.  Schedule I lists miscellaneous increases to cash of $669.30 of voided payments not cashed from 2011 from the Friends of Jim Penman 2011, a predecessor campaign committee.

    That concludes City Attorney Jim Penman’s Form 460.  To recap, City Attorney James F. Penman is facing a recall election in which voters will be asked a yes or no question about whether City Attorney James F. Penman should be recalled.  If a majority of voters answers no, he will retain his position until 2016 based on his 2011 election.  If the majority of voters vote no, then one of two replacement candidates will be elected for the remainder of City Attorney James F. Penman.  Those two men are Timothy Prince and Gary D. Saenz.  Whomever has more votes will be elected as the City Attorney until 2016.

    Next up is replacement candidate Timothy P. Prince’s Form 460 filed September 30, 2013 at 5:42 p.m.  His campaign committee is named Tim Prince for City Attorney 2013.  The period covered is August 23, 2013 to September 21, 2013.

    Tim Prince received $3,475 in monetary contributions both for the period and the year. He also received loans of $22,636, and nonmonetary contributions of 285  for a total of $26396.

    Tim Prince for City Attorney 2013 made payments of $9629 during the period.  The committee began with a zero balance and ended with a cash balance of  $16,482.

    Schedule A lists monetary contributions received.

    On August 25, 2013, Jesus Sandoval and Mary Sandoval of Fontana, California donated $100. Mr. Sandoval is listed as a supervisor for the City of San Bernardino, and he is listed as a councilman for the City of Fontana.  His City website says that he was elected in 2012, and that he is currently employed by the City of San Bernardino.  In a story about his election, the article says that he is a parks maintenance supervisor.

    On August 30, 2013, Retired Judge John Ingro and his wife Olaya Ingro, both of San Bernardino, donated $150. Judge Ingro was one of the inaugural winners of the San Bernardino County Bar Association’s  Kaufman-Campbell Award.

    On August 30, 2013, Professor Gary Negin, of Redlands and Cal State San Bernardino, donated $100 to Tim Prince’s campaign.  According to his LinkedIn profile, he is a professor in the education department, and has been at CSUSB since 1985.

    Also on August 30, 2013, Kathleen Pettersen, listed as a family member of Tim Prince, donated $100.

    The next day, John Lemay, of Grand Terrace who is listed as a Professor at CSUSB donated $100.  I didn’t find a Professor John Lemay at Cal State online.

    Long-time Tim Prince ally and Attorney Allen Bartleman donated $250 on September 15, 2013.

    Dr. Ana Marie Lorenz of Alta Loma, California, of Lorenz Consulting Services, and a professional psychologist donated $100 two days earlier.

    Former 2nd Ward Council member Dennis Baxter, and the Executive Director of the San Bernardino Area Habitat for Humanity, donated $300 on September 20, 2013.

    The San Bernardino Democratic Luncheon Club donated $200 on the same day.

    Tim Prince matches Jim Penman’s hairdresser donation by receiving a donation from Jami Haydis of Highland, (listed as the owner of the “JR Randall Hair Salon.”  I was unable to find a JR Randall Hair Salon, but there is a J Randall Salon in Redlands.

    Renee Prince of San Bernardino, who is listed as a student, but I believe is also Tim’s sister, donated .  I believe that she is doctoral student in psychology. She donated a $1000.

    Lillie Houston of Rialto donated $200 on September 12, 2013.

    Shireen Dunwoody of Ventura, in the field of medical communications with Dunwoody Consulting, donated $250 on September 19, 2013.

    Laura Vasquez, a Registered Nurse with Kaiser Permanente with an Irvine address, donated $100 to Tim Prince on September 19, 2013.

    Tim Prince also received $375 in contributions of $99 or less.

    Now for the big money. Tim Prince loaned his campaign $22,636 during this period.  He had $22,921 in cumulative contributions this period.

    On Schedule C, Tim Prince gave himself the following non-monetary contributions:

    On September 10, 2013, he donated materials labeled “Web” in the amount of $87, with a cumulative value of $123 for the year.

    On September 16, 2013, Tim Prince donated campaign materials in the amount of $50, with a cumulative value of $173 for the year.

    The next day, Tim Prince donated postage of $20, with a cumulative value of $193 for the year.

    Three days later, Tim Prince donated “Campaign office item” of $92, with a cumulative value in the same category of $285 for the year.

    There were also unitemized nonmonetary contributions of $37.

    Where did Tim Prince for City Attorney 2013 spend money during this period?

    The committee used nextdayfliers.com of Rancho Dominguez, California to print campaign literature in the amount of 157.  Office rent of $1,500  was paid to Triland Capital LLC  of Los Angeles.

    Campaign photos by David Earhart Photography of San Bernardino were purchased for $190.  Super Cheap Signs of Austin, Texas, was paid $950, presumably for signs.

    Aitra Generic Reseller Card, Cardholder Services LLC  of Fort Lauderdale FL was paid $736, which is listed as “office expenses.”

    Jennifer Elzarraz of Moreno Valley was paid $400 for campaign consulting.

    The City of San Bernardino was paid $2,314 for filing fees, and $3,327 for a ballot statement.

    There were also unitemized payments of $55.

    That concludes Tim Prince’s 460 for this time period.

    Gary Saenz is running as a replacement candidate for City Attorney should City Attorney James F. Penman be recalled by voters.  Gary D. Saenz for City Attorney 2013 filed a Form 460 for the period of January 1, 2013 through September 21, 2013.   The Form 460 was  filed at 1:58 p.m. on September 26, 2013.

    Gary Saenz’s committee received $15,000 in monetary contributions this year.   His committee received a loan of $100.  Payments of $2,375 were made during the filing period. There are $10,402 in unpaid bills.  Gary Saenz’s committee’s ending cash balance is $12,725.00 with $10,502 in outstanding debts.

    Gary D Saenz for City Attorney 2013 received two contributions.

    On September 17, 2013, William Easley of San Bernardino, listed as the owner of Goforth & Marti, with offices in Riverside, Redlands and San Diego, donated $10,000.

    On the same date, the law firm of Mirau, Edwards, Cannon, Lewin & Tooke of Redlands donated $5,000.  I can assure you that the first two named partners of that firm are firmly in the Not Fans of Jim Penman Club.

    Gary Saenz made a loan to the campaign of $100 on September 16, 2013.

    A payment was made to Gary Saenz of $2,325 for filing fees.  I don’t know why his were more expensive then Tim Prince’s filing fees.

    There was also an unitemized payment of $50.

    Schedule F lists Gary D. Saenz For City Attorney 2013’s Unpaid Bills:

    Chris Perez Consulting of Corona California is owed $6,700 for campaign consulting.

    Lysa Ray Campaign Services of Santa Ana, California is owed $375 for professional services.

    Gary D. Saenz is owed $3,327 for filing fees, presumably for the ballot statement.

    That ends Gary D. Saenz for City Attorney 2013’s inaugural Form 460.



    If you are interested in seeing the candidates in action, the San Bernardino Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting three forums (to call them debates is a bit of a stretch).  Here is the information from the Chamber’s website:


    Chamber Hosting Candidates Forums

    • October 8 — Chamber Hosts Mayoral Candidates Forum at 7 p.m.
    • October 9 — Chamber Hosts City Attorney Candidates Forum at 7 p.m.
    • October 10 — Chamber Hosts City Council Candidates Forum at 7 p.m.

    Each forum is being held in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 300 North “D” Street, San Bernardino, 92401. The forums will be televised live on the Inland Empire Media Group’s Channel 3. The event is being sponsored by the Governmental Affairs Division of the San Bernardino Area Chamber of Commerce. For more information contact the Chamber at (909) 885-7515.

    Having attended the City Clerk and City Attorney forums held in 2011, I recommend them highly, particularly if you go to Council Chambers to catch the sideshow of the hyperpartisans.  They should also be available to stream online.

    I hope to attend the City Attorney forum, schedule permitting.  I hope to see you there.  I have other committments for the Mayoral and City Council forums, so I may watch them later online.


    As I told one of the candidates in the City Attorney recall election last night who thanked me for my neutrality in this race, and as I told a paid Orange County public relations consultant on Twitter, I do not pick sides on this blog because I am neutral.  After the election, I will have to work with James F. Penman, Tim Prince or Gary D. Saenz.


    With that I present the first Gary D. Saenz for City Attorney mailer has arrived in mailboxes.  Or at least the first one I obtained.

    The front of the mailer says “San Bernardino” at the top, along with an unbalanced scales of justice, with a stock photograph of the Federal Supplement in a law library, with a photograph of candidate Gary D. Saenz  superimposed in what is likely his office. That is based on the fact that behind Gary D. Saenz is his University of California diploma showing his first name.  Gary Sanez is dressed in a pinstripe gray suit, with a black tie.

    This is what I call a “meet the candidate” brochure.  In fact, under the picture of Gary D. Saenz is the verbiage “Meet Gary D. Saenz For City Attorney” with the tagline in italics, Taking Politics Out of the City Attorney [sic] Office.

    The second page of the flier says:

    From the Desk of Gary Saenz

    Your Next City Attorney

    I am not a politician. I have never held an elected position, nor
    do I intend to ever hold another. But I do believe strongly in the
    Office of the City Attorney and the important role it plays in
    advising your City Council on all matters of the law.
    But the Office of the City Attorney has become a political animal
    that hasn’t been good for San Bernardino. It has become a
    lightning rod of political gamesmanship, and it has divided and
    separated City Hall.
    My starting point will always be the law – it is not the role of the
    City Attorney to influence public policy. I have no tolerance for
    political infighting or political alliances. I intend to work with the
    Council and Mayor to provide the best legal advice to all of them,
    and work against none of them. My only agenda is whatever is in
    the best legal interest of the City.
    I love this city and I want my grandchildren to inherit a better
    community than we have today I can do my part by restoring
    integrity to this office and I would be honored to serve as
    your City Attorney.
    Very Truly Yours,

    [/s/ Gary D. Saenz]

    Join us on Facebook [No link given]

    On the third page is a Gary D. Saenz For City Attorney San Bernardino Logo.  Underneath is this text:

    Meet Gary D. Saenz …
    City Attorney Candidate Gary D. Saenz is truly a son of
    San Bernardino.
    The Saenz family goes back a full century in San Bernardino, when
    Gary’s grandparents took up residence on 6th Street near Mount
    Vernon Avenue in 1913. Gary’s mother and
    father were childhood sweethearts from San
    Bernardino High School, and Gary himself was
    born at Saint Bernadine’s Hospital in 1951. He
    grew up playing Little League at the corner of 14th and Mt. Vernon, and graduated from
    Eisenhower High School in 1969.
    Gary earned his Law Degree at UCLA before
    returning to his hometown to practice law. He
    has practiced law for over 35 years, serving
    his community and maintaining an unblemished
    active status with the California State Bar.
    Currently Gary focuses on real estate law from
    his office in downtown, but he finds time to
    serve on the boards of many local and
    regional nonprofit organizations. He and his
    wife Linda have been married for 24 years
    and have two college-age children.

    See my Facebook Page for more information. [No link given]

    Be sure to attend a fundraiser for Gary’s campaign, Tuesday,
    October 8, 2013 from 6:30 – 8:00pm at Mitla Café in San Bernardino.

    This page has another photograph taken in Gary D. Saenz’s office from a different angle, a black and white picture of what the reader can assume is his wife Linda and his two children as toddlers, and a dog, and what appears to be a more recent photo of Gary Saenz and his wife.  They are in black and white, but considering that 24 years ago was 1989, I would guess the originals were both in color and did not have a white border.  It is not an important point, it should be chalked up to artistic license and the idea that Gary D. Saenz has roots in the community.

    Two interesting points.  Gary D. Saenz mentions that he has “an unblemished active status with the California State Bar.”  If you recall, one of the points that City Attorney James F. Penman jumped on his challenger, David L. McKenna, in the 2011 San Bernardino Primary Municipal Election was the fact that David L. McKenna had a period of inactivity.  The “get to know” you brochures usually avoid mentioning opponents, and City Attorney James F. Penman is mentioned only on the fourth page.  However, the reader is supposed to know when Gary D. Saenz says “I am not a politician” he is referring to City Attorney James F. Penman.  When he says “the Office of the City Attorney has become a political animal that hasn’t been good for San Bernardino” he means the Office of the City Attorney under James F. Penman has become a political animal that hasn’t been good for San Bernardino.”  It was also smart to avoid mentioning the other replacement candidate, Tim Prince, because that makes it even more confusing for voters, at least in the first mail piece.

    Further, when Gary D. Saenz uses the passive voice to say “It has become a lightning rod of political gamesmanship, and his has divided and separated City Hall” the reader is supposed to understand it as Jim Penman is a lightning rod, Jim Penman is a political gamesman, and Jim Penman has divided and separated City Hall.  I do not think Gary D. Saenz is suggesting that the rank-and-file deputy city attorneys are a problem.

    On the fourth page, the address page, the Gary D. Saenz logo is repeated with a “Vote YES to Recall James Penman” logo above.

    The return address says “Paid for By: Gary D. Saenz for City Attorney, FPPC ID 1360835, 1002 N. D Street, San Bernardino CA 92410”  That is the address of Gary D. Saenz’s law office. The Presorted standard postage block says Paid ZAP COLOR, mailed from Zip Code 92878. That is the zip code for Corona, Riverside County, California.

    Overall, I think the mailing accomplishes the goals for Gary D. Saenz: educate voters in who is, his legal roots, his political philosophy, and remind them to vote yes on the recall question.  It also smartly avoids a battle with Tim Prince, who has much more political experience.  For now, Gary Saenz’s proxies are attacking Tim Prince, and he should leave that to the proxies.  If someone asked me, and no one did, I would point out that Mayor Valles appointed Gary Saenz to the Library Board. While not legally related, it shows some experience with the City, and from what I can tell, particularly compared to the current regime, Mayor Judith Valles is still politically popular, and relatively, her reign is seen as the last era of good feelings in San Bernardino.  I expect Judith Valles’ name to be used extensively by City Attorney James F. Penman’s campaign.

    I would expect to get mail very soon from City Attorney James F. Penman.  The first mail from him during the 2011 Primary Municipal Election came about October 2, 2011. 

    Other than the email from Tim Prince’s campaign, I have not

    There are three people running in the Primary Municipal Election to be held on November 5, 2013 for the Fourth Ward in San Bernardino.

    They are incumbent Fred Shorett, Kahty Pinegar, and Anthony Jones.

    Fred Shorett (incumbent):

    Website: http://fredshorett.nationbuilder.com/

    Email: info@fredshorett.com


    Anthony Jones:

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AnthonyJonesForSanBernardino

    Website: www.voteanthonyjones.com

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/JONESforCOUNCIL

    Phone: (909) 246-3010


    Kathy Pinegar: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kat.pinegar

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/KathyPinegar


    On November 5, 2013, there will be a recall election in San Bernardino Council Third Ward held in conjunction with the Primary Municipal Election for the City of San Bernardino.

    The question that Third Ward voters are asked is whether Council Member John Valdivia should be recalled.  Then, the voters are asked to vote for a replacement candidate should John Valdivia be recalled.

    Council Member John Valdivia’s contact information:

    Website: www.john-valdivia.com

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Councilman-John-Valdivia/175875529137446

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/sb3RDjohn

    Email: john@john-valdivia.com


    If John Valdivia is recalled and there are no qualified write-ins, Roxanne Williams will fill out John Valdivia’s remaining term.

    Roxanne Williams

    Website: http://www.roxannewilliamsforcouncil.com/

    Email: RoxanneWilliamsforCouncil@gmail.com

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Roxanne_3rd


    Phone: 909-907-9366

    Two people are running for the Second Ward Council seat on November 5, 2013; incumbent Robert Jenkins and challenger Benito Barrios.

    Robert Jenkins:

    Website: www.voterobertjenkins.com

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/councilmanrobert.jenkins
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/SB2ndJenkins

    Email: robert@voterobertjenkins.com

    Mailing Address:

    732 Niles Street

    San Bernardino, CA 92404

    Phone: 909-474-9409
    Benito Barrios: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/benitoj.b1